A report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, sparked by George Floyd’s death, shows that police brutality against Black people around the world has been allowed to continue with impunity.
There’s a short stretch of road in the “Little India” section of Jersey City bearing a name unfamiliar to most Americans. But for some Indian Americans, Ambedkar Avenue is almost a pilgrimage spot, for it commemorates their greatest hero — and one with an American connection at that.
Aatish Taseer talks with The World's Marco Werman about his experiences with caste in modern-day India and describes one of the most revealing moments from his new book, "The Twice Born: Life and Death on the Ganges."
Brandeis University has moved to ban caste-based discrimination in its own campus policy. Other universities may be following suit.
Many Dalits say the kind of caste-based discrimination and violence that erupts in India also exist in the US.
The writer's parents defied Hindu conventions by marrying in India outside their caste, but decades later, members of her father's upper caste promote sticking with tradition in America.
Suraj Yengde, part of the Dalit or "Untouchable" caste in Hinduism, rose from a segregated slum in India to a fellowship at Harvard, collecting advanced degrees along the way.
Many Americans would be appalled to think that anything like caste could exist in a country allegedly founded on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But can looking at the US through the lens of caste tell us more about inequality in America?